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  • Two teen girls found shot dead at school in Phoenix suburb

    Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale and were found with a gun beside them, police said. Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said it was too early to determine if the incident at Independence High involved a suicide.

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  • Flint police and fire chiefs resign amid drinking water crisis

    "Mayor Weaver has determined the city needs fresh faces in place with new ideas to help move Flint forward," said a statement from her office. Chief of Police James Tolbert and the fire department chief, David Cox Jr., submitted their resignations to Weaver, the statement said. Flint, a…

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  • Florida man pleads guilty over threats to bomb two mosques

    Martin Alan Schnitzler, 43, of Seminole, pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley of the Middle District of Florida said. Schnitzler entered his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed in Tampa. Schnitzler…

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  • Fire engulfs New Jersey plastics warehouses; smoke closes schools

    Fire ripped through a pair of sprawling New Jersey warehouses storing plastic pellets on Friday, sending up a smoky plume so enormous it appeared as a cloud on weather readings from orbiting satellites and raising environmental health concerns. The blaze, which forced schools to cancel classes on…

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  • Third investigator in probe of slain Texas deputy fired

    An investigator looking into the death of a Houston-area deputy who was fatally shot in a hail of bullets last year was terminated on Friday, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said, making him the third person in the probe to be fired for misconduct. The dismissals have tainted the investigation…

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  • Four injured in Ohio machete attack, police kill suspect

    Police identified the suspect in the Thursday night attack as 30-year-old Mohamed Barry. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Columbus police in the investigation, said Supervisory Special Agent Rick Smith of FBI's Cincinnati division. The owner of the Nazareth Restaurant & Deli told…

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  • U.S. northeast prepares for most severe cold snap of year

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The northeastern United States on Friday faced a cold snap so severe that even world-class ski jumpers preparing for a night-time competition at Boston's Fenway Park worried about the frigid weather. Forecasters warned that temperatures would plummet below 0…

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  • Oregon refuge searched for evidence, explosives after occupiers leave

    By Jimmy Urquhart BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - Police and federal agents searched a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence on Friday, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered to end a six-week armed standoff. Federal authorities…

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  • Michigan officials knew of Legionnaires' outbreak long before warning

    By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - State government officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to contaminated water in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed. The disclosure…

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  • Michigan governor, EPA to testify at House panel on Flint

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will testify on the Flint drinking water crisis at a House of Representatives oversight panel next month, aides for the committee said on Friday. The panel earlier this month held its first hearing into Flint's lead-laced drinking water, which thousands of children…

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  • Georgia settles lawsuit over hormone therapy for transgender inmate

    Georgia has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a transgender woman who was denied hormone treatments while serving time in a state prison, attorneys involved in the case said on Friday. Ashley Diamond, 37, will receive an undisclosed amount of money from the state, according to the non-profit…

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  • Exclusive: Immigrants arrested in U.S. raids say were misled on right to counsel

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities violated their own rules by telling some of the 121 Central American women and children they arrested in raids last month that they had no legal recourse to dispute their deportations, according to several of the women and their…

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  • Kansas confirms two more norovirus cases in Buffalo Wild Wings probe

    Two more cases of norovirus were confirmed in people who visited a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant in Kansas, but the source of the illness could not be identified, a spokeswoman for the state health department's county office said. Now, a total of three people out of the 10 people who were…

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  • Ohio police officer suspended on suspicion of celebrating activist's death

    A Dayton, Ohio-area police officer has been suspended on suspicion of posting a comment online that celebrated the suicide of a 23-year-old Black Lives Matter activist, police said on Friday. Fairborn Police officer Lee Cyr was placed on administrative leave on Thursday due to the comment on the…

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  • Three arrested after robbing Boston store wearing court-ordered GPS

    It took Boston police very little time to track down three men who robbed a city convenience store this week: All they had to do was check the records of the court-ordered GPS tracking devices they were ordered to wear for previous charges. The trio, which the Boston Herald dubbed the "three…

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  • Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine's Day ideas

    With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side with an array of events designed for jilted lovers seeking revenge. Beyond the usual weddings and romantic dinners, Valentine's Day…

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  • Air Force replaces arms buyer over disclosure issue on Northrop

    The U.S. Air Force said on Thursday it had replaced its acting acquisition chief, Richard Lombardi, after he disclosed that he had failed to report his wife's Northrop Grumman Corp retirement account on his annual financial disclosure form. The news came days before the U.S. Government…

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  • North Dakota officer dies after being shot in standoff

    Jason Moszer, 33, was responding to a domestic disturbance on the northeast side of Fargo late on Wednesday and, Police Chief David Todd told local media, the armed suspect, 49-year-old Marcus Schumacher, also died in the incident. Moszer had been with the force for six years and had a Silver Star…

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  • Ohio police kill man who attacked restaurant diners with machete

    Police were called to the Nazareth Restaurant on the northeast side at about 6 p.m. EST, after reports an armed man was attacking people in the building. The suspect had walked into the restaurant and argued with an employee before leaving, returning with the machete a short time later and…

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  • N.Y. policeman guilty of manslaughter in shooting of unarmed black man

    A jury in Brooklyn found Peter Liang guilty in connection with the death of Akai Gurley, 28, who was killed by a bullet fired from Liang's gun on Nov. 20, 2014, that ricocheted off a wall. A stunned Liang buried his head in his hands after the verdict was read in court. The shooting added to…

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